I was recently part of a team running a client event on board HMS Belfast. I’d recommend the venue for a number of reasons, including location, quirkiness and value for money.
Events people know that the decision about which venue to use often has the greatest impact not only on budget, but on the overall atmosphere and performance of the event. HMS Belfast has atmosphere in bucket loads. And for a daytime event for around 50 people, it is very good value for money. Add to that list the benefit of location – the warship is less than ten minutes’ walk from London Bridge station.
Positioning registration and refreshments in the Ward Room and Ante Room close to the entrance to the interior of the ship, means these areas are easy for delegates to find. There are larger rooms, such as the Ship’s Company Dining Hall, that accommodate larger presentations and a cabaret set-up. You can walk through the ship, taking in all the historic features of the warship, to this and further spaces. Whilst this part of the ship is full of twists and turns, you can use signage to make sure guests find their way between rooms and don’t get too distracted by the sailors’ living quarters or the films playing on screens around the corridors. Basic AV is also provided as part of the meetings package.
Certain occasions demand special treatment and the choice of venue is crucial. Discover one of London’s most unique and iconic venues - HMS Belfast. Steeped in history and naval charm, HMS Belfast promises an event your guests will never forget. Permanently moored between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast is the most significant surviving Second World War Royal Navy warship. During the Second World War HMS Belfast played a crucial role in protecting Arctic Conveys to Russia, served at the Battle of North Cape and fired one of the first shots in the D-Day campaign. She remained in service during the Cold War and later supported UN forces in Korea, remaining in service until 1965.